Accept what's next. Shape.

Belong. Excel.

Belong. Excel.

We’re here to rewrite the rules of the legal industry – developing and delivering innovative solutions that push our clients and our industry forwards. We do that by putting every single person in the best possible position to shape the future. Join a firm where everyone is accepted and every day is an exciting new challenge. It’s time to change things for the better.



Your future starts here.

We’re proud to lead the industry into the future at every stage. It’s what drives us and what unites us. Here, you don’t have to blend in to belong and you don’t need to wear yourself down to excel. Whether you join us for an Insight Day or on a Vacation Scheme, we will support you to learn as much as possible about who we are, give you access to the people and leaders you’ll work alongside, and develop the skills you need to excel with us. 

An expansive future

A proposed merger with Shearman and Sterling

We’re on an exciting journey to create an even stronger offering for our clients and our people: In May 2023, we announced our proposed merger with Shearman and Sterling, with the intention of becoming a new global leader named Allen Overy Shearman Sterling, A&O Shearman for short. The proposed merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including a vote of the Partners of each of the respective firms.

As an integrated global law firm with a focus on quality, excellence and collaboration, we will be preeminent in all our markets and our combined revenues of approximately $3.4 billion will make us the third largest integrated law firm in the world - and the only firm with U.S. law, English law, and local law capabilities in equal measure.

With a shared commitment to attracting and retaining the best people and an equal focus on creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, we’re confident that this merger will further our efforts to leave a better firm for future generations as well as providing our people with exceptional career opportunities along the way. It reinforces our dedication to creating an environment where everyone can belong, and excel.